Meanwhile, in France

Congratulations, citizens of France – your country now regulates the BMI of fashion models. Individuals who are “too thin” are banned from earning a living in the modeling profession.  An employer who dares to employ a model who is “too thin” may be jailed for up to 6 months. But wait, there’s more – every image where a model’s appearance has been retouched will need to … Continue reading Meanwhile, in France

A Fairy Tale about Young Professionals, Education, Student Debt, and Other Cool Stuff – Accompanied by a Trigger Warning

Meet John. As far back as John could remember, he always wanted to be a lawyer. He dressed up like a lawyer – look at that cute little suit!  He talked like a lawyer (other kids beat him up).  He even watched old Ally McBeal episodes on TV. When John turned 16, he decided that the time had finally come for him to pursue his dream. And … Continue reading A Fairy Tale about Young Professionals, Education, Student Debt, and Other Cool Stuff – Accompanied by a Trigger Warning

Millennial Households’ Income and Wealth Slammed by Bush and Obama

A report published by Young Invincibles this month includes startling data concerning the economic health of “Millennials” (defined in the report as the population of working adults between 25 and 34 years of age).  The report uses data from the annual Survey of Consumer Finances (which is published every 3 years; the latest data is available from 2013). Despite diving into the data published by the … Continue reading Millennial Households’ Income and Wealth Slammed by Bush and Obama

Obama’s Economic Legacy – Just the Facts

With Obama almost out the door, sycophants in the media have been busy praising his economic record.  Here is a BBC piece, giving Obama a solid “A” for his handling of the U.S. economy.  Could this praise be justified? Household Income. The most bizarre aspect of the BBC article is the fact that it grades Obama’s  economic performance as an “A”, while at the same time acknowledging that “2015 … Continue reading Obama’s Economic Legacy – Just the Facts

Senator Paul Is Right – Let’s Repeal Obamacare and Ditch Adverse Selection

Senator Rand Paul has called for the Affordable Care Act to be repealed immediately, and is working on a “replacement” of the Affordable Care Act with “freedom”.  This includes: 1.  The freedom to choose inexpensive insurance free of government dictates. 2.  The freedom to save unlimited amounts in a health savings account. 3. The freedom to buy insurance across state lines. 4.  The freedom for … Continue reading Senator Paul Is Right – Let’s Repeal Obamacare and Ditch Adverse Selection